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Alps Electric celebrate their 25th anniversary



IT was a landmark occasion for Alps Electric (Ireland) Ltd in Millstreet last Friday as the company celebrated 25 years since its official opening in Ireland in 1988.

The company employs 460 people at the Millstreet plant, manufacturing sophisticated electronic modules for the automotive industry.

The event was attended by a high level delegation, including Mr Kuriyama, the president of Alps globally; Mr Komeya, senior managing director; Mr Kikuchi, chief financial officer and Mr Baumann, president of Alps Europe.

Mr Kuriyama thanked all the employees of Alps Ireland and encouraged them to continue expanding their capabilities and markets.

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The gathering was also addressed by Minister Jimmy Deenihan, who highlighted the contribution of Alps to the local community and wider North Cork and Kerry areas. Mr. Deenihan was accompanied by Aine Collins TD.

Also in attendance were: Mr. Uchiyama Asakawa from the Japanese Embassy and Mr. Shima, representing the Japanese Enterprise Association in Ireland.

Mr Ken Brennan and Mr Noel Buckley representing the local community and Millstreet Community Council.

During the celebration day, special awards were made to a number of staff who have been with Alps since 1988. They included: Anthony Barry, Mairead O'Sullivan, Ann O'Connor, Norma O'Leary, Denis O'Connell, Mairead Byrnes, Marie Walsh, Joe O'Connell, Kevin O'Connor, Sheila Murphy, Pauline O'Riordan Nora O'Sullivan, Denis Dennehy, Noel Crowley, Eddie McSweeney, Danny O'Callaghan and Joan Fitzpatrick.